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8D7N Active & Discovery on The Rhine (WAW/WWA)

8D7N Active & Discovery on The Rhine (WAW/WWA)

Per Pax
From: $3121 From: €2971 From: £2551 From: RM13568 From: CAD4043 From: SGD4328 From: AUD4505 From: HKD24585
Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Amsterdam – Arnhem – Nijmegen – Dusseldorf – Cologne – Koblenz – Rudesheim – Mainz – Eltville – Frankfurt
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **



Travel Period: from Now till September 14, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Amsterdam
~ Cologne
~ Dutch countryside
~ Guided Hike
~ Chocolate Tasting
What To Expect
Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on an Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice® inclusions you decide how to explore each destination on your Rhine River cruise. From classic sightseeing, to active pursuits, to discovery activities and excursions, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included Avalon Choice® excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find a wide selection of inclusions that speak to you!

Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every preference, passion, and pace. Active & Discovery river cruises include hand-selected Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast
  • Day 2: AMSTERDAM

    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class and paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon you might take an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafes of Amsterdam.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: ARNHEM – NIJMEGEN

    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection. Later, sail to Nijmegen. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DUSSELDORF

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

    ACTIVE - Join a City Biking Tour to discover the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Experience Dusseldorf's Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Dusseldorf. This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Dusseldorf's microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: COLOGNE

    ACTIVE - Join a Jogging Tour of the city, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Discover the people and true spirit of Cologne on this fascinating guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: KOBLENZ – RHINE GORGE – RUDESHEIM

    ACTIVE - Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, OR:
    DISCOVERY - For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view. Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rudesheim, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: MAINZ. EXCURSIONS TO ELTVILLE

    Enjoy an early morning sail to Mainz before breakfast.
    ACTIVE - join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville's idyllic forests and vineyards, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein with a Wine Tasting included, OR:
    CLASSIC - Discover the Romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WWA (Frankfurt to Amsterdam) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **



Travel Period: from Now till September 14, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Amsterdam
~ Cologne
~ Dutch countryside
~ Guided Hike
~ Chocolate Tasting
What To Expect
Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on an Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice® inclusions you decide how to explore each destination on your Rhine River cruise. From classic sightseeing, to active pursuits, to discovery activities and excursions, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included Avalon Choice® excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find a wide selection of inclusions that speak to you!

Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every preference, passion, and pace. Active & Discovery river cruises include hand-selected Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast
  • Day 2: AMSTERDAM

    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class and paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon you might take an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafes of Amsterdam.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: ARNHEM – NIJMEGEN

    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection. Later, sail to Nijmegen. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DUSSELDORF

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

    ACTIVE - Join a City Biking Tour to discover the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Experience Dusseldorf's Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Dusseldorf. This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Dusseldorf's microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: COLOGNE

    ACTIVE - Join a Jogging Tour of the city, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Discover the people and true spirit of Cologne on this fascinating guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: KOBLENZ – RHINE GORGE – RUDESHEIM

    ACTIVE - Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, OR:
    DISCOVERY - For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view. Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rudesheim, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: MAINZ. EXCURSIONS TO ELTVILLE

    Enjoy an early morning sail to Mainz before breakfast.
    ACTIVE - join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville's idyllic forests and vineyards, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein with a Wine Tasting included, OR:
    CLASSIC - Discover the Romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WWA (Frankfurt to Amsterdam) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $3121 From: €2971 From: £2551 From: RM13568 From: CAD4043 From: SGD4328 From: AUD4505 From: HKD24585
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Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.